Obituaries, Week of July 7, 2016


SPRING, TEXAS – Carole Joan Wood Bosma, 78, of Spring, Texas passed away September 22, 2015. Carole was born in Waterville, Maine on April 9, 1937. Although she lived in Texas she always considered Maine her Home. Carole was your typical “down Maine girl”.

Carole was preceded in death by her parents Lillian Moore Wood and Clarence T. Wood of Waterville, Maine; mother and father -in-law Edward and Rosalie Hagen of China, Maine; and brother-in-law Kenneth Hagen of China, Maine.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Jerry Bosma, Daughter Lizbeth Carole Metzler and husband Harvey; son  Mark Edward Bosma and wife Kathy; grandchildren Patsy Holmes and husband Dakota, and William Kennedy and wife Skye; great grandchildren Carli, Kelby, William (Shooter), Korden, and Tyler Rose, all of Texas; sister-Bette Pooler and husband John, of Fairfield; sister-in-law Rosalie (Dolly) Batteese and husband Robert (Bob), of China; niece and nephews Keith, Jeff, Chad, Tyler (Ty) and Sarah and many more loving family members and friends. And not to forget her “special daughter” Dawn Muirhead of Boone North Carolina.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 10:00am, Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Waterville, Maine, 04401 to celebrate Carole’s life.

Memorial donations may be made to the Maine Breast Cancer Coalition, 499 Broadway, PMB 362, Bangor, Maine 04401 or at


Joseph Richards Jr. and wife Susan, of Winslow, lost his sister, LUCY M. GRAY, 65, of Madison, on Friday, June 17, 2016 at Maplecrest Living Center, in Madison. Also, Jim Gray, of Vassalboro, lost his daughter-in-law.

Lydia Chase, and Maj. (USAF-Ret.) Ronald Atwood, both of Whitefield, both lost their brother, RICHARD E. ATWOOD, 75, of Palm Bay, Florida, formerly of Whitefield, on Sunday, June 12, 2016, at the Holmes Regional Medical Center.

Erron Jean Dionee-Jacques, and husband Anthony, of Vassalboro, lost her grandfather, DONALD J. DIONNE, 79, of Waterville, on Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Maine General Medical Center, in Waterville, from a massive heart attack.

Daniel Joseph, of North Whitefield, lost his mother, CAROLE A. BODMER, 76, of Westport Island, on Sunday, June 19, 2016, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta.


CHRISTINE E. BILODEAU, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, formerly of Vassalboro, died on Sunday, April 24, 2016, following a brief battle with cancer. She graduated from Winslow High School, class of 1969. Locally, she is survived by a daughter, April L. Bilodeau, of Albion.

MARJORIE F. COUTURE, 81, of St. Augustine, Florida, died on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at the Bailey Family Center for Caring. She was born in Winslow to Oscar and Sadie Reny. Marjorie graduated from Winslow High School. Locally, she is survived by a sister, Muriel Grenier and husband Robert.


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